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to church could be making us overweight. zblifl and amazing grace. the unthinkable obstacles facing this bride to be. but she is determined to walk down that aisle. >>> and good evening. we begin tonight with startling n numbers about a super bug spreading. it's one of our biggest fears. the fear they'll catch one of those infections that antibiotics can't fight. tonight, it's all hands on deck at several hospitals to stop this from spreading. yunji de nies is in los angeles. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. health officials here in los angeles were stunned to find this brand new infection spreading. it is deadly and it is now surfacing across the country. and even our most powerful medicines, like this cipro, are unable to stop it. it may be the most dangerous super bug to date, spreading through hospitals, nursing homes and short-term care facilities. officials in southern california now identify more than 350 cases. people becoming gravely ill from this new infection known as crkp. steve winters knows just how powerful is super bugs can be. he took his 80-year-old
perfume. but her humanitarian work may be her greatest legacy. using her fame, she raised millions for aids research, standing by rock hudson, one of its first victims, when others shunned him. to the public, she may have been the last great movie star. but for those who knew her, she was also a loving mother and loyal friend. >> there have been so many lessons, life and death lessons, emotional lessons. i don't believe in regrets. and i have no idea what's going to happen tomorrow, no one does. >> and barbara walters is here now. we were saying earlier, we don't think of her as a pioneer, but her sheer fearlessness about her own choices in life changed things in this country. >> reporter: absolutely. by the way, she never wrote her all biography. this, all the different clips that people will see, that's her all biography. she was gutsy and salty and funny. look at what we talked about. married eight times, she wanted to get married, she married them. she wanted to divorce them, she divorced them. she jumped into aids when nobody did. she stood by people who were rejected. michael
for 500 years, this man told us -- he's worried. yes, he told us, we are very much concerned about it. and we hope things will settle down as soon as possible. the government wants more and better information from the power company. in fact, a special adviser to the prime minister of japan was appointed today to try to make that happen. it seems even the government here is having a hard time getting to the truth of exactly what's going on with those reactors. dan? >> incredible amount of confusion, still this morning. neal karlinsky reporting from japan. we appreciate it. >>> for more on what this means and how serious it is for people in japan, let's bring in physicist michio kaku in berkeley this morning. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> no problem. >> when we hear about the apology, the rather extraordinary apology from power officials, what is your take on that? >> i think that, if i had the ear of the prime minister, instead of accepting the apology, i would simply remove the utility entirely from leadership of this crisis. and instead, bring in a top team of the world
of the skies. so what's next for u.s. forces and what will gadhafi do now? >>> radiation in food from japan. >> fukushima fresh vegetables. >> we do our own tests. >>> and an american family after ten days of hope learns their daughter was lost trying to save others. >>> men, women and jobs. which sex is getting 90% of the new jobs and why? >>> and sibling secrets. are you an older or younger sibling? news by which order gives you an edge in health and happiness. >>> good evening, as we come on the air tonight beginning this week together the united states is still in the middle of an international assault on moammar gadhafi's libya. but the battle is moving at breakneck speed. it is called "operation odyssey dawn" and as of tonight the skies are clear. gadhafi's forces have come to a halt though there are still big questions. how soon can the u.s. hand over the lead to other countries? who are these libyan rebels and are we even on the same side? and what is next? will gadhafi fold or could this go on for years? we have team coverage from washington to libya beginning with martha raddatz o
for the u.s. to hand over a huge part of that bold operation over libya. and tonight, an abc news exclusive. martha raddatz with extraordinary access. behind me, you're looking at the "usskearsarge." martha spending hours on board with the american commander. tonight, the latest on these new u.s. plans to hand over partial control and she has ne details about the rescue of those u.s. pilots ejecting from 22,000 feet and tough questions for the commander. will this operation be a success in the end? martha landed back at a u.s. base in italy just a short time ago and has the latest. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are a lot of details to be worked out about that nato plan, but we did spend a remarkable day jumping from warship to warship with the man currently in charge. general carter ham took charge of africa command on march 9th. ten days later, he was at war. and now, he is here, in the middle of the fight, touring the u.s. warships off the coast in libya. he brought the sailors and marines some encouragement from their commander in chief -- >> he said, how are the attacks going?
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. gets ready to hand off the mission in libya, after president obama makes his case to the nation, that military intervention was necessary. >>> from california, a sliding hillside puts homes in danger. families told to get out before their houses tumbled down. >>> and the drastic measures taken by one teen who wanted a new car. wait until you hear what she did to get it. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. president obama takes his case for military action against libya on the road today. it will be part of a major speech that mr. obama gives later today. >> right here in new york. >> and last night, the president spoke to the nation to defend his choices and also to announce that nato will take over the lead role tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with all the details. good morning, emily. >> reporter: peggy and rob, good morning to you. before president obama used the word libya last night, he said the words international effort. and he said the world had had a responsibility to a
as a subject and friend. barbara walters is here with us. you interviewed elizabeth five times. reaction to her death is really breathtaking out there. on tv news, all the way out to twitter. really touched something deep in the country, across the generations, too. why? what was it about her that captured or imagination and held it for so long? >> reporter: well, i did interview her five times, but i also considered elizabeth taylor a friend and many people don't realize this, she had four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and she loved them dearly, so, i would like to say that my heart and sympathies go out to her family tonight. but to your question. everything she did was larger than life. she was the most beautiful child star. she was the most exquisite adult leading lady. she had 50 movies, two oscars, eight marriages, two to the same man. scandalous headlines and courageous activism. she lived her life her way and, terry, she didn't give a damn what anybody else thought about it. there are some people for whom even the words superstar seems too small. elizabeth tay
with another plane. a u.s. airways plane, pierced by a bullet? the inside stories of two very near misses. >>> and what is seaworld thinking? a year after killing his trainer, the largest orca in captivity will perform again this morning. >>> prince harry plunges into polar waters with our bob woodruff. speaking out about his brother's wedding plans. and preparing for his role as best man. >>> baby doll brawl. the doll that has parents in an uproar because it's teaching girls to breast-feed. is this too much too soon? >>> good morning, everyone. and, boy, facebook is lighting up with that controversy. >> uh-huh. you said you wouldn't mind. >> i don't think i would. we're going to get into that. >>> the latest it of japan. it's been three weeks since that earthquake. and the nuclear reactor is still not under control. they're trying everything to get it under control. the u.s. has sent over robots now. officials trying to contain all that radiation, also with a method that's never been used before. but we do have rare good news this morning from one of the top american experts sent over to
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. is transferring command of the operation against moammar gadhafi's force in libya, just as the mission gains more arab support. >>> safety concerns about the nation's air traffic control system after one controller missed sleeping on the job. >>> and the champion dethroned. duke is dominated by arizona, as the march madness sweet 16 gets into high gear. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. there is a major change in command in enforcing that no-fly zone over libya. libya -- nato has agreed to take charge of those operations. >> and the changeover from u.s. hands could take place as early as tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us now from washington with the latest details. >> reporter: the u.s. has been cutting back on its role in this no-fly zone enforcement. in fact, just yesterday, the pentagon said 75% of the combat missions are now flown by the coalition partners. soon, this transition is going to be official. the no-fly zone over libya that has international support is now getting internationa
for the morning commute as the white house weighs use emergency reserves for the first time in almost 40 years. >>> wild weather. twisters tearing up part of the south. heavy rain washes out the east. a 3-month-old baby rescued from rising waters. >>> lindsay lohan in that jewelry store where she's accused of taking a necklace. >>> and you're angry but what if you heard this over the p.a. system? ♪ oh girls they want to have fun ♪ >>> and good morning, america. hopefully, everybody had a great weekend. i know there was some bad weather, maybe you got stuck at the airport. but did you have cyndi lauper at your airport serenading you? >> i think that would put me in a good mood, only if it was followed by ♪ and your plane is leaving right now ♪ >> exactly. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. big day for the president. first cattle call in iowa. five going to take the stage tonight. the first caucus is less than a yearway. who is not jumping in? sarah palin actually weighing in on an interview as she's on her way to india. all of that ahead. >>> also, george, more controversy brewing
to signal the readiness to use it but the condition for using it are not there yet. >> reporter: but with the economy just starting to rebound, and then drivers, also known as voters, complaining about gas prices, there may be plenty of political pressure. >> so, are we using this now as a political football in essence? >> it always has been. it was from the start. >> reporter: he studied president clinton's release of some of the reserve back in 200 shortly before election and concluded politics drove the decision and there was no conclusion the release lowered gas prices. president obama could receive similar criticism if he opens the relief now. >> this decision, i think, would have a bad odor to it. so, he's probably weighing whether the politics will go north or south and we'll see. >> reporter: as a candidate, mr. obama was not opposed to a release from the oil reserve back in 2008. now he's considering a move, that certainly didn't seem to be the reserve two weeks ago when he said, we'll be able to ride out the libya situation and it will stabilize. david kerley, abc news
and the economy in the u.s. >> reporter: back on television this morning, mommar gadhafi, staying put. that's why all eyes will be on the stock market this morning. after gas hikes at the pump. now talk of $4 a gallon. this morning, nervous investors on wall street and everyday americans on main street, are watching it. rising oil prices, translating to rising gas prices at the pump. the average price of a gallon of regular in this country, $3.38 a gallon. up 20 cents in one week. up 68 cents in a year. as gas prices go up, stock prices are falling. those stocks directly impact so many american 401(k)s, finally starting to recoup what was lost in the recession. what's behind it? >> unrest in libya is causing an increase in oil prices because of potential supply disruptions. it hits right to the consumer wallet. and has a direct and immediate impact on confidence. >> reporter: that unrest is sending oil to $99.63 a barrel. topping $100 a barrel in overnight trading. and libya's mommar gadhafi remains defiant, after telling our christiane amanpour this week, he is staying. americans across this cou
a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> in libya, on the third day of air strikes this morning. we're not sure where the pilot is this morning. but the other pilot is safe. this is coming in right now. developments are coming in. we'll keep you up-to-date. and more on one of gadhafi's sons died after a libyan pilot made a suicide attack. >>> and brian ross is here with an eye-opening look at where gadhafi might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the elaborate hideaway where's the libyan leader might be hiding. >>> we want to get to martha raddatz in washington this morning, that's covering the f-15, that's gone down. we have the pictures coming in. what do we know this morning about the two pilots? >> reporter: well, we believe that both the members of the air crew are safe. the pilot and the weapons system officer. that's the officer who sits in the back. one of them has been recovered with minor injuries. the other, is recovery is in process right now. this went
elizabeth taylor. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the first week of spring has come in with a bang, hitting some big chunks of the country, with everything from tornados to even heavy snow. >> in fact, one twister touched down in northern california last night. it damaged a half-dozen homes along a path that stretched at least a mile long. as the state braces for more nasty weather, cleanup continues in the east, after severe storms rip through pennsylvania. we get the latest from brad wheelis. >> reporter: neighborhoods in suburban pittsburgh were blown apart by a powerful tornado. at least 40 homes and a school in hempfield were damaged, moments after last night's funnel cloud sighting. >> i was scared to death. with my wife and kids. we were just scared to death. >> reporter: a similar scene of destruction in nebraska and iowa. >> all you could see was debris flying around. >> reporter: the twisters hit rural areas between omaha and sioux city. >> the garage just went boom. >> reporter: property owners wasted no time rebuilding. floodwaters are rising in sout
's the order for millions as radiation levels spike. >>> mission accomplished? u.s. strikes on libya would soon be over. but overnight, gadhafi says he will win. >>> and powerful, spring storms spawn tornados in the heartland, as a system now targets the northeast. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuation came amid come black smoke from the reactor. it could still be weeks or months before power lines could pow
and sleep. i'll stay in the back of this car until gadhafi leaves, he told us. we all will. we edge closer to the key oil city of ras lanuf, now the tip of the spear in the fight to bring down gadhafi. the battle is close. the charred evidence of fresh fighting is everywhere as is the thud of artillery fire. this is where all the fighters are gathering right now. this is the furthest west that we're able to go. just 30 miles west from where we are standing right here, there's a big battle in a place called bin jawad. that is just up ahead where gadhafi's forces attacked using their advantage, fighter jets to pound the rebels, stopping their march toward gadhafi's stronghold in tripoli. for now. and for now it is as far as we can go too. lama hasan, abc news, ras lanuf, libya. >> unbelievable. >>> political uncertainty in libya and other oil-producing countries has sent fuel prices skyrocketing. a record for this time of year, $3.52. over the past four weeks, prices have jumped 39 cents per gallon and analysts say no immediate relief in sight. >>> even though gas prices are the highest they
, saying his people loves him. as the u.s. ponders military action. >>> rising waters affecting an entire state. it's expected to get worse today. >>> and inside charlie's world. the drugs and the women. long-time advisers quit. but now, an olive branch from cbs. >>> good morning. moammar gadhafi shows no signs of stepping down, despite mounting international pressure and also defeats at home. >> the flamboyant libyan leader sat down for an exclusive interview with our christiane amanpour. he claimed there were demonstrators or protesters in libya. and he was loved by all. >> emily schmidt joins us from washington now, with more on gadhafi and more reaction from the white house. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning, peggy and rob. for two weeks now, protesters have been taking control of city after city. but it turns out his view of what's happening is about as different as it can get. despite anti-government protesters closing in around moammar gadhafi's capital city, the libyan leader insisted to abc's christiane amanpour, that there are no protesters in his country at all. >>
" joins us live from tripoli. good morning, christiane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and the failure of a so-called elite brigade of gadhafi forces to dislodge the opponents in that town, begs the question of what these forces are capable of. and whether gadhafi will send his forces against other parts of the country. we sat down with him. and he simply refuses to accept that there is an uprising against him. for days, the world has been watching an uprising by the libyan people. but the famously flamboyant libyan leader, colonel moammar gadhafi, insists that it's simply not happening. >> they love me. all my people, with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they would die to protect me. my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi? why do they say they're against you? >> it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's not my people. >> reporter: but those answers provoked a strong reaction in benghazi, the country's second-largest city, where gadhafi has already lost control. >> he's crazy. >> he's lying and
. >> i think the problem is the rain, the snow melt, the dam up river. it never used to get this bad. >> reporter: northern new jersey rivers are overflowing their banks. a potent combination of three inches of rain and massive snow melt. all the rainfall in little falls is proving too much. >> really nothing i can do, but i'm stressed. i'm stressed. >> reporter: melting snow brought mud slides to massachusetts and in connecticut, the majority of state's rivers have surpassed flood stage. >> we have about a foot and a half of water inside the house. the entire living space is completely trashed. we can't -- we have nowhere to live right now. >> reporter: this man traversed the icy waters with a canoe. with cars underwater, firefighters had to use boats to rescue residents. >> it was pretty bad. my electrical wire underneath was in water, so i shut down my power and i left and went to my mom's. >> reporter: the worst may be still to come. another storm is brewing in the south. it's expected to dump another one to two inches starting tomorrow. paul wayne has work to to do. not a river,
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